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The Resource Blue asylum : a novel, Kathy Hepinstall

Blue asylum : a novel, Kathy Hepinstall

Label
Blue asylum : a novel
Title
Blue asylum
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Kathy Hepinstall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Put on trial by her slaveholder husband and convicted of madness by a Virginia judge, Iris Dunleavy is sent to Sanibel Asylum to be restored to a good wife. But Iris knows her husband is the true criminal; she is no lunatic, only guilty of violating Southern notions of property. A pompous superintendent heads this asylum populated by wonderful characters, including his self-diagnosing twelve-year-old son, a woman who swallows anything in sight, and Ambrose Weller, a Confederate soldier whose memories terrorize him into wild fits that can only be calmed by the color blue, but whose gentleness and dark eyes beckon to Iris. The institution calls itself modern, but Iris is skeptical of its methods, particularly the dreaded "water treatment." In this isolated place, she finds love with Ambrose. But can she take him with her if she escapes? Will there be anything for them to make a life from, back home? This novel is the story of a spirited woman, a wounded soldier, their impossible love, and the call of freedom
Cataloging source
DLC
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Hepinstall, Kathy
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Plantation owners' spouses
  • Psychiatric hospital patients
  • Asylums
  • Virginia
Label
Blue asylum : a novel, Kathy Hepinstall
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
270 pages
Isbn
9780547712079
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011029653
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)744294395
Label
Blue asylum : a novel, Kathy Hepinstall
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
270 pages
Isbn
9780547712079
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011029653
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)744294395

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